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30 Gifts to 30 Strangers

(vimeo link) Brazilian Lucas Jatobá gave us the video Goodbye Barcelona! earlier this year. Since then, he’s been in Sydney, Australia. On his 30th birthday, he gave 30 gifts to random stangers and made of video of the experience. The music is “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra. At Jatobá’s site, you’ll find a list [...]

Waterfall Flowing Upwards

(Video Link) Storms recently hammered Sydney, Australia, dropping a month of rain in a single day. They were so severe that this waterfall south of the city appeared to be flowing upwards. If you watch carefully, you can see wind sweeping water over the upper edge. Link (warning: auto-sound) -via Technabob

A Dinosaur at School

(YouTube link) One of the dinosaurs from the show “Walking with Dinosaurs” (previously at Neatorama) visited a school in Bondi, near Sydney, Australia. The kids were, shall we say, excited. Don’t miss the foot race! -via reddit

Goodbye, Barcelona!

(YouTube link) Lucas Jatobá spent three years living in Barcelona and had the time of his life. Now the Brazilian is moving to Sydney, Australia, and he wanted to do something nice to say goodbye to Barcelona. A Spanish travel website helped him with 250 theater tickets, which he attached to balloons and released over the [...]

Wooden V12 Ferrari Engine

An eBay seller in Sydney, Australia, offers this wooden engine. Presumably it doesn’t function. From the description: The entire engine, including the manifold is handcrafted out of wood. The engine is based on the Ferrari 365GTB V12 engine. It’s about the same size as the original engine and weights about 25kg or 50lbs. There are ten more [...]

Mona Lisa Made from 3,604 Cups of Coffee

Last year, organizers at the Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia, made an enormous image of the Mona Lisa using thousands of cups of coffee lightened with milk (to varying quantities) in order to create different shades: The different colours were created by adding no, little or lots of milk to each cup of black coffee. It [...]